Third in a row
The Canadiens enter the Olympic break on a high after beating Carolina 4-1 to complete a three-W week.
David Desharnais led the way with two goals, Ryan White got his second in as many games and Brian Gionta's empty-netter completed the scoring.
Carey Price made 31 saves.
Max Pacioretty was injured during the first period when he crashed into the Carolina net. He did not return to the game, but said after the game he will go to Sochi.
Nailing it down
David Desharnais made it 3-1 with his 11th goal of the season, six minutes into the third period.
With Anton Khudobin on the bench, Brian Gionta circled the Carolina net and tucked in his 11th.
For most of the second period, the Canadiens looked like a dozy team.
A turnover by Carey Price turned into the first goal of the game, by Drayson Bowman.
Then with a shade over two minutes left, David Desharnais converted a pass from Rene Bourque to tie it up.
And Ryan White, who'd been sent out for a D-zone faceoff (which he lost) put the Canadiens ahead when an Andrei Markov shot bounced off his back and onto his stick.
Drayson Bowman scored the home team's only goal.
Carolina outshot the Canadiens 14-8.
Max Pacioretty's injury is "lower body".
Max Pacioretty collided with the Carolina goalpost and left the game with an injury that may be his arm, shoulder, leg or ribs.
Whatever, the Canadiens leading goal scorer looked to be in distress.
Canadiens outshot the home team 10-7, but Carolina came closest to scoring when Andrej Sekera hit the post behind Carey Price on a power play.
Last one for a while
The Canadiens pay a supper-hour visit to Carolina, and then they're idle until Feb. 26.
In a New Year's Eve game at PNC Arena, the Canadiens blew a 3-0 lead, watched the Hurricanes score four unanswered and then got a third-period equalizer before Alexander Semin beat Carey Price 3:27 into Overtime.
Carolina outshot the Canadiens 42-25 in that game.
With the Olympic break looming, the Canadiens sit third in the Atlantic Division.
Carolina is three points out of a wild-card playoff spot.
Puck drops at a weird 6:10ish.
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